November 22, 2018 – January 10, 2019
April 08, 2019 – April 12, 2019


Pre-Conference Think Tank

Fashion Colloquium

by Femke de Vries, Daniëlle Bruggeman

PRE-CONFERENCE THINK TANK - preparation for the Fashion Colloquium


Wednesday 23 May, Arnhem


For: students of ArtEZ Fashion Masters, Radboud University and Wageningen University & Research


Facilitated by: Femke de Vries & Danielle Bruggeman



This think tank offers an in-depth introduction into the main themes of the parallel sessions and into the lectures of the keynote speakers. As an interdisciplinary group of students we prepare questions that we can ask the speakers during the parallel sessions at the conference. Participating students have the opportunity to ask questions to the keynotes in person during an interview that will be recorded on video by film maker Thijs Adriaans. Based on a conversation on the changing meanings of 'luxury', we explore and critically reflect on the main themes of the parallel sessions, such as: emotional connectivity, emerging materials, ecosystems, slowness and human values, embodied research, and social responsible businesses. We also reflect on the presentations of the keynote speakers, such as David Bollier, Kristine Harper, Orsola de Castro, and Otto von Busch.

For more information about the Fashion Colloquium, see:

  • Alternative Systems
  • New Materialism
  • Human Values